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The Queen Caught Lost For Words

Story behind this photo:
H.M. The Queen, accompanied by H.R.H. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, paid a Jubilee visit to Nottingham and, during the three hours in the East Midlands city, attended a children’s event in which the 5-to-10 year olds were asked to present something to celebrate the Jubilee. Out of the more than 1,000 children attending, six were chosen to give their own speech to the Queen, of 50 words or less, that expressed their devotion and admiration for Her Majesty’s long reign.
The last child to say his piece was 8-year-old Devon Parker who stood at the microphone 25 feet in front of the Queen and, as a result, the royal photographer caught Her Majesty’s reaction and response.
Devon Parker: “Your Majesty, I think you are the nicest old lady in all of England, but I wish you weren’t so old because, if you were younger, you would live a lot longer.Thank you very much.”
The Queen’s reaction and reportedly her response: “Now, what can I say to that!?”

17 comments on “The Queen Caught Lost For Words

  1. Lago
    September 12, 2012

    That is hilarious! This would’ve been a different story if the kid was a lot older.


  2. sharechair
    September 12, 2012

    Made me laugh out loud! Out of the mouths of babes….. 🙂


  3. tskraghu
    September 12, 2012

    Dignity personified among the royals.


  4. boomiebol
    September 12, 2012

    Sweet kid 🙂


  5. Patty
    September 12, 2012

    I bet there are not too many times in her life, that Her Majesty has been lost for words. You know the saying, “Out of the mouth of babes”. This is a classic.lol


    • Judy
      September 12, 2012

      Glad you liked it Sis xxx


  6. Lori Lipsky
    September 12, 2012

    Devon’s uncensored comment is amusing. I’m sure the queen got a kick out of it, too. Nice post!


    • Judy
      September 13, 2012

      Yeah out of the mouths of babes heh? 🙂


  7. on thehomefrontandbeyond
    September 13, 2012

    I feel the same way – I love the Queen


  8. s1ngal
    September 16, 2012

    honesty is DEFINITELY the best policy. how honest of that kid… awwwwwwwwwww


  9. P.Hutchfield
    September 17, 2012

    Delightful comment from Devon – Am sure it caused several royal
    chuckles..and will be remembered b y his family and friends


  10. c
    September 22, 2012

    I can’t find a story of this anywhere. This is an email circulating but is probably fake. If it were true, it would be in every British paper online! I can find the same picture but not the story with it.


    • Judy
      September 23, 2012

      Maybe it is just a joke, but it’s cute anyway isn’t it?
      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. cheers Judy 🙂


  11. cindy knoke
    November 15, 2012

    That is by far the happiest I have ever seen Queen. If this isn’t what he said, then someone certainly said something that amused the heck out of her and delighted her also!
    I choose to believe the story.
    It’s wonderful,l as is her response.


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